Woody inland hills, chalk downs tumbling to the sea and location of some of Britain’s most decisive and intriguing history, Sussex is a great county for exploring by foot. What is more, it is within easy reach of London and with good public transport making it accessible for a family day out or weekend away.
It’s historical past makes Sussex particularly appealing for walks with children, with the county name itself derived from its Saxon background. The county was home to the 1066 Battle of Hastings and Norman castles remain to intrigue and fuel kids’ imaginations. There is also plenty of medieval and Tudor history in evidence and with so many impressive historical sites in such a compact area, it is possible to incorporate sightseeing with walking in many instances.
Below are a list of Baby Routes tried and tested walks in Sussex as well as some other useful websites to get you started on walking in the county.
- Mid Sussex District Council provide a list of local walks on their website, with details of terrain and number of stiles given on each walk description.
- West Sussex County Council list a good selection of walks and routes, including links to established trails and long distance paths. Particularly useful are their Easy Countryside Trails which are suited to those walking with children or a pushchair.
- Accessible Countryside provides an extensive list of walking routes in Sussex with options for those walking with wheels.